BBC Saturday Kitchen Live viewers die as ‘guest’ says food is ‘under-seasoned’ – but they are wrong

The BBC’s breakfast cooking show Saturday Kitchen hit screens again this morning (June 25) but sparked confusion and controversy after one particular comment. Hosted by Matt Tebbutt, the show featured chefs Nathan Outlaw and Ravinder Bhogal as well as actor Joel Dommett and his wife Hannah Dommett.

Some viewers were shocked after they mistakenly thought Joel had made an unusually harsh remark to a chef, saying his food was under-seasoned. However, it turns out that the chef himself said so. Nathan Outlaw served his dish and remarked, “It needs more seasoning, I’ll be honest.” Later he added “you need a little salt and pepper”.

One viewer wrote: ‘Did the Grin Twins just tell Nathan Outlaw his dish lacked seasoning??? #saturdaykitchen #handhimamachete’ Another said: ‘Did this guest just review this food?’ a little more seasoning”? Wasn’t answered, was that a joke? I’ve never heard anyone criticize someone’s food there before #saturdaykitchen”

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The dish was a haddock and mackerel kedgeree, nicely presented with basmati rice and a poached egg. Nonetheless, Nathan’s own remark prompted some fans to even turn the show off. One said: “Sorry the guests are so boring they just died. You were always our favorite program but not lately.

The weekend cooking show first hit screens in April 2001 and has become a sensation, full of mouth-watering dishes, top chefs and celebrity guests. You can watch every Saturday on BBC One at 10am.

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